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User Review  - ShiraC - LibraryThing

Let's get the bad news out of the way first: this book does not, in fact, explain religion either as a social or neurological phenomenon. It does do an excellent job of showing some of the constraints ... Read full review

Religion explained: the evolutionary origins of religious thought

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Utilizing cross-cultural studies and a multidisciplinary approach, anthropologist Boyer (research fellow, Inst. of Cognitive Science, Lyon, France) argues that the origin, development, and ... Read full review

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This book is amazing it is not just about Religious thought but about how the human mind developed it's modern day capability for thought and why religious thought has become so pervasive in human cultures, turns out that religious thought is inherently biological in human beings alike vestiges that served a purpose and was a major contributor to building human culture but it is not the basis for morality rather the opposite and is no longer needed nor the best explanation for human cultural development. You really have to have a passion for this subject as it is wordy and a bit drawn out at times no real layman stuff so for those who are looking for a fun read this book is scientific in nature and might not hit the spot still one can make a conscious effort to read it in full as you will be better informed after reading it.  

Review: Religion Explained: The Evolutionary Origins of Religious Thought

User Review  - Davys - Goodreads

Why bother with the anthropology of religion anymore after this masterpiece? A great and interesting way to introduce cognitive anthropology and epidemiology of mental representations. At first we ... Read full review


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